Claiming facility in Netherlands, researcher recorded significant

            Claiming that better lighting
technology can improve productivity in the office may raise the concern of
sceptics. Nevertheless, there is evidence that daylight exposure are vital for
healthy bones (light on the skin) and maintains circadian rhythm (light through
the eye) to promote better sleep, prevent depression and reduce agitation.  Lighting solutions for health and deceases As human’s
biological clock is in harmony with natural lighting cycle, our bodies are
responsive to light, colour temperature and intensity in specific. The blue
light during mid-day which may be up to 10,000K and stimulates natural dopamine in our bodies to the highest
which hypothetically leads to higher level of alertness and productivity. In an
objective experiment using circadian lighting technology at a care facility in
Netherlands, researcher recorded significant improvements on subjects. In
another experiment
by Philips and the University of Mississippi in elementary school, students
show positive result such as better oral reading fluency whist exposing to
higher lightning technology.  Moreover, there
are also many more affirmative outcome on Parkinson and Alzheimer cases that LED lighting solution came to effect. Eventhough critics have doubt on the
effect of lighting solution as a placebo effect and wish for more clinical
results lighing technology on decease such as Parkinson, lighting solution is
considered as an “off-label” presciption. Research also imply that this
innovative lighting solution for medical treatment may vary from case to case. However,
no harm is cause for patients using this treatment method.  Mood and productivity lifting with lightning technology Studies have
shown how lighting can improve people’s mood and lighting technology has been
applied into medical settings to help patients in MRI procedure feel less
nervous. German company LightFusion Lab created the dynamic environment in
which simulate the blue colour of cloud sky using RGB LEDs lighting. Fraunhofer’s
VirtualSky system which is used at LightFusion Lab and other innovative
lighting technology are started to be implemented in companies to boost
productivity of employees. With conceptual tool of simulated blue-enriched light
from, human centric lighting system is designed with different illuminance
levels and colour temperature during work time can have the impact on circadian
rhythm to control energy level, alertness and concentration of the employees.
Evidence-based research have been conducted with 71% of objects found they felt
more energetic, 76% felt happier and 50% felt healthier. In general, the result
showed 12% improvement in work performance from the 6-month experiment in
Amsterdam. Innovative lighting technology and sustainabilityBeside the
impact on people’s productivity, there exists the concern of buyers about its
cost effectiveness before the installation of this innovative human centric
lighting with dimmable/ fixed LED fittings in their buildings and offices. Complex
and building controls are not cost effective in general, however, it depends on
solution provider. While LED
lighting is taking over a strong share over conventional light in human centric
lighting technology, LED fittings are found to create low carbon footprint and
no mercury. However,
critics require more evidences on environment- friendliness than current
lighting technology.